The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 69: Job Search Revamp: Setting Clear Goals & Targeting Companies for Success


Do you ever notice how job seekers dive headfirst into the job hunt frenzy? They fire off applications left and right or tap their network for opportunities. Yet, amidst this flurry of activity, they often overlook the pivotal aspect of job hunting: setting clear and well-defined goals. This oversight can lead to inefficiency and a sense of disorientation, leaving them lost in the middle of the process, with time and effort going down the drain.

So, it's time for a self-assessment. What goals should you be honing in on to bring structure and repeatability to your job search?

In this episode, I will discuss with you the first component of the GROWTH Framework, which is setting your target list of companies. I will walk you through the critical questions to ask yourself before determining what companies to target and how you can begin filling that list using the help of AI and free resources online. 

If you're feeling lost in your job search and struggling to break free from a slump, this episode could be the compass you need to steer you towards the next stage and unlock more interview opportunities. Tune in and take that crucial step towards refining your job search strategy!

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Alan Stein has hired hundreds of talented people while working at Salesforce, Meta, American Express, and Google (where he won Manager of the Year). He has seen first-hand that career acceleration is a learnable skill and now he is sharing the exact method to achieve your career goals efficiently. 

He helps anyone with the ambition to accelerate their career path and achieve their aspirations. But he is most passionate about closing pay gaps and helping overcome systemic bias for underrepresented, underestimated, and underpaid people. Essentially, he wants to level the playing field.

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